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When dealing with a relocation, the Court primarily looks to determine what whether the move is in the best interest of the child. If you are pursuing relocation, you must prove that you are relocating for the best interest of the child and not to prevent the other parent from seeing a child or as retaliation.
The Court will also take into consideration numerous other facts that will influence the decision on whether the requesting parent will be permitted to relocate with the minor child. As part of the best interest of the child, as the requesting parent you must also:
It is important to remember that the parent wishing to relocate has the burden to demonstrate that the move is in your child's best interest. The burden of the best interest is first on the parent requesting the relocation, then the other parent will have the opportunity to present evidence and testimony that the move is not in the best interest of the child.
The Court does not make a presumption as to whether the move is in the best interest of the child; this determination is made through testimony and evidence at the relocation hearing.
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